Matera
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Our most recommended Matera Night Tours

  • Walking Tour of Matera at Sunset

    1. Walking Tour of Matera at Sunset

    Begin your journey at Matera’s main square, the Piazza Vittorio Veneto, where you will meet the tour guide who will take you on a walking tour of the city of the "Sassi", a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the European Capital of Culture 2019. From 6 PM explore Matera as the sun sets and the city’s lights flicker on, illuminating the human dwellings that have existed in the Sassi di Matera since the Paleolithic period. Explore the ancient districts of Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso where houses and churches were dug into the rock. Take an optional guided visit of a cave-dwelling before heading to one of the highest points of the city, where you can visit a Rupestrian church and hear more about the history of Matera from your guide. The historic center of Matera also allows you to look out from the many balconies to view the Sassi and the Murgia National Park below.

    Mario was passionate, enthusiastic and very informative about Matera and it's fascinating history. Mario maintained a good pace with welcome rest bites along the way. We encourage others visiting Matera to do this tour early on so you have the local knowledge.

  • Matera: Private Walking Tour by Night

    2. Matera: Private Walking Tour by Night

    You'll meet the licensed tour guide in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, where it’s possible to enjoy the panoramic view of the Sasso Barisano. You can admire its characteristic illuminated alleys before you begin your guided tour of the city, which is one of the most fascinating towns in Southern Italy. Your expedition will begin as you head towards Via Duomo, the road that will lead you to the “Civita” which is the oldest part of the town. There you'll discover the presence of an ancient rupestrian church complete with frescoes and cave-houses, where some inhabitants lived until the first half of the 20th century. Your guide will tell you the history of the city and its ancient origins as you pleasantly stroll under the moonlight. You'll eventually reach the Cathedral of Santa Maria della Bruna, which was built in the Apulian Romanesque style embellished internally by Baroque decorations. It w...

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What people are saying about Matera

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Tour that I recommend to everyone, Matera deserves a guide to better understand what you can admire, and having it in the place as it was with Adriano who lives with his family in a stone was truly a pleasure. Adriano transmitted with emotion and great pride that I share how Matera was and how it is today, which were the passages in the history of a territory so important for the center of the Mediterranean where it is located. Thanks again Adriano and your proposal which deserves to be lived.

I had never been to Matera but today I was able to enjoy its beauties thanks to an organized walking tour.All wonderful and a big Thanks to our guide Antonia who was wonderful to explain all its beauties. also thanks to the tour operators who brilliantly resolved my booking error

Mario was passionate, enthusiastic and very informative about Matera and it's fascinating history. Mario maintained a good pace with welcome rest bites along the way. We encourage others visiting Matera to do this tour early on so you have the local knowledge.

Simply unique

Favor city .... it really seems to be part of a crib, however knowing the history of Matera it is no wonder that in such a short time as a shame city of Italy today it has become the capital of culture. Sometimes miracles happen.

Fantastic walk

Beautiful itinerary among the stones at sunset. The guide was fantastic with historical stories but also anecdotes from everyday life. It made us live a unique experience